Monthly Archives: July 2012

10 things I’ve learned (or affirmed) in 10 years of ordained ministry

Last week I celebrated the tenth anniversary of my ordination to the ministry of word and sacrament. A number of conspiring members of St. Michael’s (including my family) put together a wonderful surprise party on my behalf. (Yes, I was … Continue reading

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Sermon on Mark 6:31-34, 53-56, ‘Retreat’ is the opposite of ‘Advance’ (and the Aurora, CO shooting)

Sermon on Mark 6:31-34, 53-56 ‘RETREAT’ is the opposite of ‘ADVANCE’ (and the Aurora, Colorado shooting) Extraordinary Time July 22, 2012 http://youtu.be/BQBC9K3bZLk At the end of the video (about 5 mins), we acknowledge the ministry of JoAnn Rice, Music Director … Continue reading

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5 Things Lutheran Camps Can Teach the Rest of the Church

I love camp. I truly do. I spent five summers in the midst of college and seminary on summer staff at Crossways – Pine Lake Camp in Waupaca, WI, (under the tutelage of Penny Christensen [current Executive Director of Lutheran Outdoor … Continue reading

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Cool Faith On a Hot Summer Day

It has been long a long hot summer hot thus far. The sun makes your feel like you are baking and the humidity makes it feel like a sauna. The reports on the news highlight lost crops across the Midwest and … Continue reading

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Sermon on Mark 6:12-28, “Basebal Cap Sunday (Beheading of John the Baptist)”

Sermon on Mark 6:12-28 “Baseball Cap Sunday (Beheading of John the Baptist)” Extraordinary Time July 15, 2012 http://youtu.be/JxFbLMiCIWQ St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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Reclaiming the God Particle

I am not sure I really even understand it, but the Higgs Boson is a particle that gives things their mass. Peter Higgs (which the Higgs Boson is named after) and his team concluded in 1964 that to make what … Continue reading

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Sermon on Mark 6:1-13, “Growing and Going”

Sermon on Mark 6:1-13, “Growing and Going” Extraordinary Time July 8, 2012 http://youtu.be/iHkBc-B96PM St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT My friend Pastor Brian Scott’s sermon from July 1, 2012  referenced in this sermon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARtqJKsuxdk&feature=g-all-u First Lutheran Church, Red Wing, … Continue reading

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